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Car topples SW Bend power pole

SUV topples pole in SW Bend; 1,300 lose power

An SUV crashed into and knocked over a power pole on Powers Road in southwest Bend Thursday afternoon, knocking out power to about 1,300 Pacific Power customers; about half had it back by evening but the rest could take until 3 a.m. Friday.

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Food carts get home in Western-themed Sisters

SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — A few food carts could become a permanent fixture in downtown Sisters after a recent decision by the city approved them for a corner lot next to a bike and ski shop owned by Mayor Brad Boyd, whose term ends in January.

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Redmond man arrested in DUII crash, blackout

A Redmond man was arrested on DUII and other charges after his pickup crashed into a power pole southwest of Redmond late Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power to about three-dozen homes, authorities said.

FBI joins Bend train spill probe

FBI joins Bend diesel spill investigation

Cleanup efforts continued Wednesday, a day after a train locomotive's punctured fuel tank leaked more than 2,000 gallons of diesel along a mile of track in Bend -- an incident police and railroad officials say they believe was caused intentionally.  A witness caught on video is being sought.

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C.O.'s white Christmas Eve: Fun, pretty - dangerous

A white Christmas is at hand for much of the High Desert after a storm brought Christmas Eve snowfall that made for some slick travels and last-minute shopping. Much of the snow melted later in the day, but many streets again froze up after dark, causing more icy roads and crashes.

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Bend police investigate vet clinic closure

The Deschutes Veterinary Clinic in northwest Bend has closed in recent days, catching many customers by surprise -- but the owners' word that someone broke in and stole computers containing patient records deepened their concerns.

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Authorities still investigating train tank puncture

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are continuing to investigate a rail fuel spill caused by somebody placing a piece of railroad track that punctured a moving locomotive fuel tank near downtown Bend.

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NW Redmond Subway robbed at knifepoint

A masked man wielding a knife robbed a northwest Redmond Subway sandwich shop Tuesday morning, then ran away, police said. Their search of the area didn’t find the suspect and they sought the public’s help in finding the suspect.

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Bend train's diesel fuel spill may be work of saboteur

A rail apparently placed by the railroad tracks in northeast Bend ruptured a locomotive's fuel tank late Tuesday morning, spilling about 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel along a mile of track, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway official said. The railroad is investigating the incident as a possible act of sabotage.

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Bikes moved out of new Bend skatepark

The new skatepark at Ponderosa Park in southeast Bend has been open for nearly a year, and the park and rec district recently moved to not allow bikes there; instead, they can use the old skatepark nearby.

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